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Elegant Old Edwards Inn & Spa Wedding

I can’t help but blush a little when I see the way these two look at each other. It’s a captivating, full-of-joy kind of love. And that love? It’s woven throughout this entire gorgeous day from VUE Photography and Sixpence Productions. Top that off with elegance in every corner and you’ll find yourself perusing one of the prettiest galleries around.

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From the beautiful Bride… Adam and I met our sophomore year at Miami University of Ohio through a mutual friend. His humor, positivity and absolute love of life captured my heart in just a few short months. After four and a half years of moves, long distance, and new jobs, Adam proposed while we were on vacation in St. Lucia with my family celebrating my graduation from graduate school.

As soon as we got engaged, I knew the ideal venue for our June 7th wedding date. I grew up for the majority of my life overseas in London, England. My parents had recently relocated back to the States, to a lake in South Carolina. For the past few years, we had been going up to The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina and I fell completely in love with it. Adam is a huge outdoorsman and loves camping and hiking, so the idea of getting married in the mountains really appealed to him. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the location was the perfect combination of European charm and the great outdoors. It just seemed to click with both Adam and I.

We wanted the wedding to be timeless, classic and elegant, with English and Southern touches, as well as bringing in Adam’s background with glimpses of Midwest ease and charm. Our 145 guests came from across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Switzerland, so we wanted to make sure we made the places we have traveled to and hold so near and dear to our hearts, focal points of the wedding design.

Our color palate included champagne tones, muted gold and pops of coral, also drawing on the lush greenery of the venue. Peonies, garden roses, packed hydrangeas and baby’s breath were the flowers of choice, accented by hundreds of candles. Bridesmaids wore champagne J. Crew silk chiffon dresses with muted gold shoes, while the groomsmen wore champagne ties.

We included many British touches throughout the reception, including mini fish and chips at cocktail hour in the orchard and a signature classic ‘Pimm’s Cup’ cocktail- my favorite refreshing summer British drink. The farm to table menu included everything from a Southern seafood ‘action’ station, to tandoori chicken, to fried buffalo chicken biscuits, to truffle mac and cheese- a nice reflection of us. The groom’s cake was a classic ‘Ohio Buckeye’ cake of chocolate and peanut butter and decorated with all of Adam’s favorite sports teams and activities.

Thanks to the amazing vendors and the absolutely incredible Lindsay Pitt at TOAST Events, the wedding was the best night of our lives. I honestly don’t think I have ever smiled or danced that much in my life! It was the ideal celebration to start our married life together.

Photography: VUE Photography | Videography: Sixpence Productions | Event Planning: Toast Events | Floral Design: Jackson | Durham | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Lush Cakery | Invitations: Paper Daisies | Ceremony Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Reception Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Calligraphy: MM Ink | Band: The Atlanta Allstars | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bride Jewelry: Givenchy | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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Romantic-Rustic Old Edwards Inn Wedding

There’s no doubt that summer weddings are in full swing. But winter Brides? We’ve got you covered today with the sweetest winter soiree from We Tie The Knots, the event planner that just happens to be the beautiful Bride! From an adorable pup to the bridesmaids gorgeous plum Jenny Yoo dresses and all the twinkling lights in between, you can see every lovely bit right here. Callie, you’re stunning as ever, congrats love! 

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From We Tie The KnotsDavis and Callie tied the knot on December 29th 2012 in Highlands, NC and celebrated their marriage at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn with a magical winter wonderland reception…. A Rustic but elegant venue with a flare of glam! Callie is the founder of We Tie The Knots, a wedding planning company based in Atlanta, so it was a dream of hers to design everything from start to finish. The décor consisted of silver sequin linens, white faux snow around the centerpieces, mercury glass candle holders galore and much more. This winter wonderland wedding came to life as soon as the doors opened from the church after the ceremony, and the snow started falling! It was a cold one, but incredibly magical…every aspect of everything.

From The Bride…I am not that girl that had her wedding planned since a little girl, believe it or not! I think that’s the best way to go about it though because you don’t have your heart set on a specific month or season of the year, or a specific theme in mind. Between my wedding schedule and Davis’ schedule we were very limited to having the wedding in December. Most brides would say this is not the ideal month for their wedding, but in the end you have to remember you’re just finally getting to marry the man of your dreams!! So, December 29th it was… As soon as we picked the date, I immediately was thinking a dreamy “Winter Wonderland” wedding! Having worked at the majority of the wedding venues in Atlanta, I wanted to do something a little different, a destination wedding but not too far for everyone. That’s when I decided the Farm at Old Edwards Inn would be perfect. The glassed in Pavillion made for a beautiful outdoor view but still keeping everyone warm. This extraordinary venue is located in the beautiful mountains of Highlands, NC. which added to the theme that much more.

I must say the most enjoyable part of the entire planning process was designing the reception, but that’s my favorite part of helping every bride! The venue was rustic but very elegant and classy. With it being during the Holidays, I wanted to keep it a little more formal and romantic. One of my favorite aspects to the tablescapes would have to be the sequin table linens for our estate table… a huge thank you to La Tavola for helping make this dream come true! Another one of my favorite elements was adding snow around every centerpiece on each table, it just completed the theme so perfectly! Our florist, Boukates, went over and beyond everything I had ever dreamed of… she executed my ideas so perfectly and even added a few surprises. One of the most rewarding moments of this entire process was when my event coordinators brought myself, Davis and my sister into the reception before any of the guest came in. I literally just kept spinning circles, tearing up and looking at how perfectly everything came together. All of that hard work, phone calls with my sister and mom, inspiration, diagrams, directions, ideas and dreams all came to life immediately! I can literally say our entire wedding was a dream come true, all thanks to my incredible vendors that I put all of my trust into.

So with all of that said, the most magical day of my life happened on December 29th 2012, and I will never forget marrying the man of my dreams. This wasn’t all about the perfect décor and crazy weather… it was the fact Davis and I waited so patiently for four and a half years for this day. I hope every bride will keep this in the back of their mind, as the planning can get stressful at times. You only get to have one wedding day with this man, enjoy every moment of it and take it all in because it flies by way too fast. It was just a bonus how perfectly smooth my entire day went!

This day could not have been as perfect as it was without my amazing Matron of Honor (my sister/ wedding planner), parents and brother that immediately jumped in helping as soon as they all could. Not to mention I had 3 bridesmaids that are wedding planners, that helps a ton! A special thanks to our photographer, Mike Larson, for flying from California to share this special day with us and capture these incredible photos!

Event Planning: We Tie The Knots | Floral Design: Boukates | Cake: Sweet Peeps Bakery | Invitations: Bella Figura | Reception Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Old Edwards Inn | DJ: Nice Guys DJ | Grooms Attire: Nordstrom | Linens: La Tavola | Linens: BBJ

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Casual Yet Elegant North Carolina Wedding at the Old Edwards Inn And Spa

Nuptials in an apple orchard, an elegant reception complete with towering florals from Oakleaf Floral and an overall vibe of pure happiness, this wedding captured by Lang Thomas Photography and planned by No Regrets Events takes charming to a whole new level. It’s picture after picture of smile-inducing pretty, and you can see it all here.


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From No Regrets Events …Karrie and Chase live in Louisville, KY and met (for the third time!) in June of 2011 when Chase was our celebrating a birthday with one of his good friends. If you want to know about the first two times they met, you’ll have to ask Chase because Karrie didn’t find those two previous meetings quite as memorable…including living in the same dorms during their Freshman year while attending the University of Kentucky! But all joking aside, it must be true that third time is a charm because the third meeting made the two previous misses all worth the while.

The couple chose Highlands, NC for as their wedding destination because they fell I love with the area shortly after they started dating. Over a year in the making, their fall wedding weekend was just perfect! Every detail was thought of. The Apple Orchard at Old Edwards’ Farm as the perfect ceremony setting. Mother Nature took care of most of the decorations in the orchard and the talented designers at Oakleaf Floral added elegant touches. As you can see the weather was amazing! Crisp and cool just as you would expect a fall evening in the North Carolina mountains to be.

Photography: Lang Thomas Photography | Wedding Cake: Creative Pastries By Sid | Catering: Old Edwards Inn | Hair And Make Up: Old Edwards Inn & Spa | Apple Orchard: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Ceremony Musicians: High Windy | Floral: Oakleaf Floral | Planners: No Regrets Events | Reception Entertainment: The Business | The Farm: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Video: John Flower Productions

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